Saturday, January 28, 2017
Don't Judge Me, Bro!
But first, a buck walks into bar…sorry, no punch line. I did tell the barkeep not to serve either the little 3X3 or the 2X2 spike you can't see, because it just sets a bad precedent. A mule deer needs to be at least a 6X6 before being served at a bar. As far as does go, right now it's entirely up to the bartender. Soooooooo…the next time someone asks you where the mule deer are, tell them the truth — they're at the bar.
I actually was at the little general store next to the bar when the 2 bucks walked into the bar. The guy you see in the pix above nearly stepped on my foot on his way to the bar. Mule deer are really inconsiderate especially when rifle season is over.
I have to confess than when I ran to the market I'd just finished a hike with Newt, and I was wearing (prepare to be shocked) a Taurus Judge, one of my usual trail guns — especially when it's not bear season…they're all nappy-nap right now, and I won't see rattlesnakes for months. The Judge is mostly for coyote deterrence or whacking the errant oddly behaving skunk or raccoon. As I have mentioned before, it's rolling death on bunnies and snakes. I keep it loaded with 3 Federal #000 buckshot (which I've shot into ballistic gel) and 2 .45 Colt Winchester Silver Tips (which I've also shot into ballistic gel from a Judge). It ain't love but it ain't bad.
I figured I could survive a trip to the market without arming up. Thank God the deer didn't charge!